One month after the নেতৃত 606 million application for the solidarity of the people of UN-led Afghanistan, the UN refugee agency says it has received only 25 percent of the funds needed to operate for the next two months.
The development comes on Monday after UN chief Antonio Guterres called on the international community to inject cash into Afghanistan’s shattered economy, for which “not only they, but the entire world must pay an ultimate price”.
The secretary-general’s remarks came ahead of Tuesday’s G20 summit of leading industrialized nations, whose leaders were due to discuss the situation in Afghanistan, where the Taliban overthrew the government on August 15.
New Aid Hub
Speaking from Kabul, UNHCR spokesman Babar Baloch said the agency was trying to set up a logistics hub just outside Afghanistan’s borders to distribute aid to the country’s thousands of internally displaced people.
Mr. Baloch Baloch explained that Afghanistan’s economy was at “a breaking point”, and this collapse should have been avoided at any costTemperatures were dropping at night, especially with the onset of winter:
“So, resources are really needed to reach more Afghans, I mean, When you talk about half of the population dependent on humanitarian aid; 20 million, that number is growing day by day“We need the resources as soon as possible,” he said.
A UNHCR spokesman said the agency planned to operate three aircraft to increase supplies to Afghanistan in the near future.
“The goods will be airlifted to Teremez, Uzbekistan, and then to Mazar-i-Sharif via Hairatan border point.. Airlifts will provide emergency humanitarian relief supplies. The first flight is expected to arrive in mid-October.
One of the two is needed
By the beginning of 2021, 18 million people in Afghanistan need humanitarian assistance, half of the country’s population.
UN aid officials insisted that “Narrow windows to help”, Since only five per cent of households have enough food every day, and more than half of children under the age of five are expected to suffer from severe malnutrition next year.
The Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) says severe droughts and disruptions to agriculture have increased the risk of food insecurity with the onset of winter.